DIY Macrame Bracelet Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage. Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique. This time, however, we’re replacing hemp and wooden beads for more updated elements like colorful nylon cord and glossy metal charms.
20 Creative DIY Project Ideas We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a great feeling of liberation that comes after shedding old stuff. However, before you start cleaning your home, we want to show you 20 incredibly creative Do It Yourself projects that may change your mind. Upcycling: Toilet Roll Bird Feeder Now that fall is here, it’s time to start feeding the birds for the winter. During the leaner months, providing bird food for your neighborhood feathered friends will guarantee that they give you a show every day. This little bird feeder is a great reuse of empty toilet rolls and is simple enough for even small fingers to help with! Things you’ll need: Peanut Butter Birdseed Toilet tubesRibbon Knife Coffee filters or paper towels Plate Things to do: 1.
sewing 101: recycled paper basket Thanks to a few recent online purchases, I had an enormous pile of long brown packing paper strips in my studio. I couldn’t bear to just recycle it; it seemed to have so much crafty potential. So tasked with the challenge of creating a project to help get organized for the new year, I decided to turn that pile of paper into a woven basket. Folded into strips and edged with stitching, the paper took on a whole new quality that calls to mind upholstery webbing or even leather. This project is super easy to do, takes only an afternoon and is a great way to give new life to leftover materials. Let’s get started!
How to Make a Decorative Pond From Old Tires Tyre Ponds are a great little garden feature that can enhance the overall aesthetics and integrated pest management of a site. By inviting biodiversity into the site we can make the system more resilient and attractive which tyre ponds do so elegantly. Here are the steps you need to do in order to create your own decorative pond. Martenitsa Bracelet – the KUMIHIMO Technique We sent our baba Marta to Japan – we made a bracelet martenitsa with the kumihimo technique. As we didn’t have the original kumihimo disk, we made our own and the result was quite impressive. It’s pretty, it’s easy enough for kids – and you only have to show them how to move the strings along the circle (count 1, 2, 3 and move to the empty slot).
Sac en plastique Recyclage pour Tapis, Deux Creative Recycled Crafts Idées Plastic bag recycling ideas are great for making home decorations or prepare handmade gifts, like these floor rugs made of colorful plastic bags. Two creative recycled crafts offer ways to get rid of plastic bags and add functional and very decorative, water-resistant floor mats to your kitchen, bathroom or entryway designs. There are many different ways of using plastic bags for designing floor mats. These two plastic bag recycling ideas show how to crochet a floor mat of plastic strips and decorated a floor mat with pompoms made of plastic bags. Crocheted floor mats are convenient and easy to clean. They add a splash of color to home decorating and make wonderful, very spacial handmade gifts.
October Afternoon: Tuesday Tutorial: Pocket-Page Mini-Album Happy Tuesday! It's Jill here, and I'm excited to share a step-by-step process for creating a pocket-page mini-album using colorful goodies from the October Afternoon Sidewalks collection! Step 1: Assemble your supplies. You will need five 5.5" x 12" sheets of double-sided patterned paper (although you could easily use 6" x 12" sheets as well; I just happened to cut mine oddly to begin with, so I ran with it.)
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